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CCNY team develops analytics to predict poll trends

October 19, 2016 | City College

As the countdown continues to the Presidential polls, new analytical tools by physicists at The City College of New York promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.

Grove School’s Chem-E-Car team makes it to nationals

October 14, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students head to the AlChE national finals competition in San Francisco to present the “Iodinator-C8,” a chemical powered vehicle that for the first time in CCNY history won first place in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13

October 13, 2016 | City College

MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13 WHAT:       Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, is visiting The  City College of New York’s ARPA-E project on biofuels. Housed in the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, the project has developed a highly efficient zinc- manganese rechargeable […]

Hunter Takes the Lead in NYC’s Mental Health Services Corps

October 12, 2016 | Hunter College

When Mayor Bill DiBlasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray launched ThriveNYC, their pioneering initiative to address and support the mental health needs of New Yorkers, they made the announcement from the lobby of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, home of Hunter’s graduate social work programs and a nexus for the community. On Wednesday, […]

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

BMCC Aims to Close ‘STEM Gap’ with $6 Million Grant

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Christopher Stein, Erwin Wong and Mete Kok   Latinos account for more than half of total U.S. population growth — yet make up less than 10 percent of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce, according to a 2016 report by the Pew Research Foundation. This gap is being closed at Borough of […]

Hostos and “Healthy Beverage Zone” Gives the Borough Better Choices

October 5, 2016 | Uncategorized

Always looking for ways to spread information about healthy and wellness on and off campus, Hostos Community College is thrilled to be a part of the recently formed, “Healthy Beverage Zone” (HBZ) —a project led by Union Community Health Center and in partnership with members of #Not62.

Hostos Home To “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation”

September 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 24, Hostos was home to the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity’s “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation.”

New Strides for HIV Research at Hunter

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV – and one in eight of those people don’t know they have it. That problem is particularly dire for young people, who account for more than a quarter of newly diagnosed HIV infections, and […]

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

City Tech Joins Leading Universities in Berlin at the WC2 Symposium

September 26, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Kevin Hom, AIA, dean of the School of Technology & Design, and three architectural technology students participated in the World Cities World Class University (WC2) Symposium in Germany, hosted by Technische Universität Berlin, from August 8—12. WC2 brings together universities in major global cities to discuss the challenges facing urban areas and […]

BMCC/CUNY Encourages Voter Participation

September 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Jaime Rodriguez is not particularly enthused about any of the candidates running for President of the United States. Still, there is nothing that would stop him from casting his vote in November 8 election, he says. “If you don’t vote, you have no grounds to complain about policies […]

BMCC Receives $230,407 from NSF for Research on Dark Matter

September 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor   “If there were no dark matter, life wouldn’t exist,” says BMCC Professor of Science and astrophysicist Quinn Minor. He just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $235,407 to study cold, or slow-moving dark matter, and explains its role in our existence. Early stars “spit out heavier […]

11th Annual Golf Outing A Huge Success

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 16, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing raised more than $100,000 for student scholarships and support services. The extended Hostos family, who generously contributed their time and resources, included 120 golfers, Title Sponsor Barnes & Noble, Lunch Sponsor Alpha Medical Equipment, and Dinner Sponsor Heating & Burner Supply, as well […]

Professor Steve Greenbaum Wins Distinguished Scientist Award

September 22, 2016 | Hunter College

Hunter congratulates Professor Steve Greenbaum, chair of the Department of Physics, on receiving the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Greenbaum, a world-class researcher and mentor, will receive his award at the SACNAS national conference in Long Beach, Calif., this October. In its congratulatory […]

NEW RELEASE: THE CAIMAN CHRONICLE

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Welcome to the The Caiman Chronicle, the new quarterly e-magazine published out of the Division of Institutional Advancement at Hostos.

Douglas Israel named Director of Government and Community Relations at BMCC

September 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY welcomes Douglas Israel as the college’s Director of Government and Community Relations. Mr. Israel has more than 15 years experience in developing and implementing government relations, advocacy, and community engagement strategies. Most recently, he served as the Director of Research and Policy with The Center for Arts Education where he […]

The GC’s Setha Low Receives Inaugural Anthropology Scholar Award

September 19, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

Professor Setha M. Low (Anthropology/Environmental Psychology), whose novel research focuses on the anthropology of space and place, has been awarded the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Society of Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology(SUNTA).

BMCC to Host Groundbreaking Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Justice

September 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will host Transcending Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Inequality & Social Justice on October 7-8 at the BMCC campus. Conference speakers and panel sessions will focus on scholarly and practical approaches to social justice, according to Michelle Ronda, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, BMCC, who is co-organizing the event with […]

Plants Science: The Chemistry Set of the Future; Noted Lehman College Scientist Featured in Latest Issue of ‘Science’ Journal

September 16, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Plants. Humans rely on them for everything: from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the medicine they yield to heal our bodies. But do we know everything we need to know about them? In the latest issue of the journal Science (September 16, 2016), devoted to Translational Plant Science, researchers show how new technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture.